Jim Carrey has been engrossed in his latest hobby: making grotesque portraits of people he hates.
The Canadian actor shared a painting of Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that depicted the senator as a “hideous and hateful” monster on Twitter Friday.
Graham is the latest conservative to become a subject of Carrey’s odd portraiture. The comedic actor has populated his Twitter feed in recent months with political paintings, many of which target President Donald Trump and conservatives.
Ever wonder why women don’t report sexual abuse? Look no further than the hideous and hateful face of Lindsey Graham who offered nothing but anger and absolute disdain to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford following her courageous, and very credible, testimony. Talk about “a disgrace.” pic.twitter.com/PSCNZv2cnp
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 29, 2018
Jim Carrey paints Sen. Graham
“Ever wonder why women don’t report sexual abuse? Look no further than the hideous and hateful face of Lindsey Graham who offered nothing but anger and absolute disdain to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford following her courageous, and very credible, testimony. Talk about ‘a disgrace,'” the tweet was captioned.
Carrey was responding to an impassioned speech that Graham gave during Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, in which Graham excoriated the Democrats’ “sham” campaign to destroy Brett Kavanaugh and urged his fellow Republicans to confirm the Supreme Court nominee.
“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020,” Graham raged. “You’ve said that, not me.”
“Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it,” Graham continued. “I hope the American people can see through this sham. That you knew about it and you held it. You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford; none.”
It was a sudden and surprising transformation for the ordinarily mild-mannered and moderate Republican. While Democrats were quick to criticize Graham, he won the praise of the White House and many Republicans for standing up to the Democrats and their character assassination.
Crude portraits, odd behavior
The Graham portrait was not Carrey’s first commentary on the Kavanaugh scandal. Carrey recently released a disturbing portrait that appeared to depict Kavanaugh raping a woman in a darkened room while a friend stands by an open door on the look-out.
“Republicans always look out for each other,” the crude picture was captioned.
Carrey also targeted “Injustice Kavanaugh” in a sketch that depicted the judge, who he called an “entitled little s***,” wearing a ski-mask — his suggested “new uniform” for the high court.
Rumors about Carrey’s mental state have circulated in the last several months, prompted in part by erratic behavior including one red-carpet discussion where he philosophized that “everything is meaningless” and “there is no me.” Carrey has opened up about struggles with depression.
He told reporters in August that he felt compelled to criticize the “nightmare unfold[ing]” in the Trump era.
“I’m doing (them) because I can’t just watch this nightmare unfold,” he said. “I have to alchemize it into something creative and decent, even if it’s crass at times. I’m expressing the crass everyone else wants to express and can’t necessarily do so. When I stick a flag in Trump’s (behind), it’s because that’s what everybody is seeing. They’re seeing him owned.”